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arts&crafts
Special events
DRINKSTONE ANNUAL SALE TRAIL, Drinkstone Village Hall and Village, Gedding Rd, Drinkstone, Suffolk IP30 9SZ; Saturday 11th September, 9:30am-2:30pm
Households all around the village open up their garages to sell a wide range of items. Others prefer to sell their wares from a table top in the Village Hall, which is wheelchair accessible and where you will find table top sales, delicious homemade cakes for sale, and mouthwatering refreshments. Car parking. Stalls, refreshments, toilets, at the village hall. Disabled access to the Village Hall and disabled toilet. Free admission.
AN EVENING IN CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTOPHER BIGGINS AND LESLEY JOSEPH, Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal;
Saturday 11th September, 7:30pm
From Porridge to I’m A Celebrity, Christopher Biggins has graced our screens for over thirty years; this hugely talented actor, humourist, and popular Pantomime Dame counts the world’s most glamorous stars as his best friends - and he brings one of them with him for this evening: Lesley Joseph. Tickets from £10.50. This event will also be livestreamed.
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH’S MATT PRITCHETT MBE, Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal; Sunday 12th September, 7:30pm
Matthew Pritchett MBE is a British pocket cartoonist who has worked on The Daily Telegraph newspaper under the pen name Matt since 1988. Matt’s much-loved cartoons provide a consistently original take on the big news stories of the day as he produces daily jokes for the newspaper (nearly 3000 in total and counting). The winner of many awards, Matt received an MBE in 2002 in recognition of his significant contribution to British journalism. Tickets from £10.50
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS at Bury St Edmunds Guildhall.
Sunday 12th & Sunday 19th September - 10am to 5pm.
Discover the story of one community and one special building through 1000 years of change, at Bury St Edmunds Guildhall. With free entry and free tours exploring the stories of kidnapped monks, extravagant feasts, unsung WW2 heroes and more, there’s something for everyone.
comedy
JENNY ECLAIR: 60! (FFS), Cambridge Junction;
Sunday 5th September, 7:30pm
Jenny Eclair AKA ‘The Face of Vagisan’ confronts a new decade of decrepitude. Now that it takes 20 minutes of scrolling down to find her DOB when she’s filling in forms online, should she celebrate or crawl into a hole? What will her 60’s hold for this 1960’s babe and is it a legal requirement to buy Nordic walking poles? Tickets £22.50 (adv)
KERRY GODLIMAN: BOSH, Cambridge Junction;
Friday 10th September, 8pm
Kerry’s back on tour to talk about a needy cat, a constantly disappointing camper van, ever-raging feelings of mum guilt and bewilderment at the phasing out of thimbles. All will be explained. Tickets: £18 (£15.50 concs)
FAT CAT COMEDY CLUB, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds;
Sunday 12th September, 8pm. Featuring some of the best well-known and up-and-coming talent from near and far. Tickets: £13.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee).
MARK THOMAS: 50 THINGS ABOUT US, Cambridge Junction;
Monday 13th September, 8pm
Mark uses his trademark style of storytelling, stand-up, subversion and really, really, well researched material to try and find out how the hell we ended up in the middle of all this. 50 Things About Us is a show about songs, gongs, loot, tradition, wigs, nicking, statues, art and identity. A sort of funny national edition of Who Do You Think You Are? Tickets: £19 (£14 concs)
JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH’S BACK, Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal; Wednesday 22nd September, 7:30pm
John returns to regale audiences with an evening of his classic songs (plus new ones and hilarious ‘back’ stories), pausing only to reapply his deep heat rub! Tickets from £10.50
MILTON JONES IN MILTON: IMPOSSIBLE, Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal;
Sunday 26th September, 7:30pm
Amusing musings from the Mock The Week star. Tickets from £10.50
 SUFFOLK ART SOCIETY, LAVENHAM EXHIBITION, 18 Sept to 3 Oct 2021 Following a very successful summer exhibition the Suffolk Art Society are looking forward to their autumn exhibition which will take place in the lovely church of St Peter & St Paul at Lavenham. The exhibition will run from Sat 18 Sept to Sun 3 Oct, Mon to Sat 10 to 5.30,Sun 12.30 to 5.30. Admission is free and all the works on display are for sale.
With 50 artists exhibiting there will be a huge variety of styles and subject matter on display.
   ‘DRAWING THREADS’ EXHIBITION – Out of the Fold Craft Group at Bury Guildhall
Wednesday 22nd September to Sunday 26th September – 10am to 4pm.
Free exhibition, showcasing the intricate work of local textile group Out of the Fold. Their artworks celebrate the 1000th Anniversary of the Abbey of St Edmundsbury and will also be available to purchase.
KINGS ELY ART & DESIGN EXHIBITION, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds;
Tuesday 21st September to Sunday 17th October, 10-5 Mon-Sat, 10-4 Sun
This exhibition will show a broad range of GCSE and A Level Fashion and Textiles, Fine Art and Photography, celebrating the high-quality work produced by Kings Ely students throughout the year groups. (Occasionally, the Art Gallery is closed to the public. If you are travelling specifically to see an exhibition, please call the Box office on 01284 758000 before your visit.)
ART AROUND TOWN AT THE APEX, Bury St Edmunds;
Runs until Thursday 30th September, 10-5 Mon-Sat, 10-4 Sun
Art Around Town gave local artists a 10inch pizza box and asked them the question: What makes Bury tick? Their artwork is inspired by the characters, landmarks and best- kept secrets that give our town its unique feel. The Apex will be displaying over 100 submissions from children.(Occasionally, the art gallery is closed to the public. If you are travelling specifically to see an exhibition, please call the box office on 01284 758000 before your visit.)
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